Monday, June 28, 2010

My experience at Commonwealth Volunteer's Training

I was selected to be a volunteer in the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Delhi last month. So i was invited for the training session at the Amity University.

I went there yesterday. To reach there before the reporting time I had to get up at 7 o clock in the morning. If I would have been alone I might have never got up so early during our summer vacations. I haven't got up so early for weeks. But thankfully I had two more friends accompanying me so we left our hostel at around 8.20 AM and reached there at 9 AM. I was excited and happy to be selected. More coz all the people who gave interview were not selected and it includes some of my friends so i can tease them and make them feel jealous. I was thinking that most of the people are selected but I was shocked to know that around 40 lakh people gave interview and only 30 thousand of them are selected or may be they just told us a higher figure to make us feel that we are important.

In the initial phase of selection we were told that we will be paid 1000 rupees daily for volunteering but now the situation has changed and we will not be paid anything. The trainer asked us "Do u know why we are not paying you?" and added after seeing our blank faces, "because you are priceless, and without you commonwealth games are not possible". Yes, it sounds good but couldn't bring the happiness that money can, so they need to make us feel important.
             The trainers were nice, they motivated us, made us learn how to deal with guests and even entertained us . We did many activities which include shouting, forming Mexican wave etc. I believe that all is needed to build the interest and make us feel non sleepy otherwise nobody would have been able to attend the whole session till 6.30 in the evening. We were also served snacks and lunch. Overall, it was organised nicely and we enjoyed it.

           The training gave us a chance to meet new people and make new friends.
And yes this was one of the reason I joined. And obviously there were many beautiful girls. Yes, I met many of them and had a chat with few of them. So the training was complete fun.

           But yes the success of these games is the question of our country's pride so looking forward to give my best and obviously waiting for the next session to meet some new people and make some new friends and to learn some new things.

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